THREE areas in the district have been removed from the coronavirus hotspots map.

The rate of infection in the district now stands at 99.6 cases per 100,000.

Tendring, Colchester and Maldon all have lower rates of infection.

Braintree remains way off the average rate of infection in the Essex County Council area however, which is 140.9.

The worst affected area in the district is still Braintree West and Rayne, which saw 16 cases of Covid-19 recorded between November 6 and 12.

But there are now three areas not highlighted on the map, which have seen fewer than two cases recorded in that period.

They are West Witham, North Witham and Bures Hamlet, Maplestead & Belchamp.

Here are all the areas highlighted on Public Health England's covid hotspots map with the total number of cases recorded in the seven-day period ending November 12.

Halstead Central and West - 15

Coggeshall and Kelvedon - 15

Silver End and Stisted - 15

Braintree South - 12

Witham Town - 9

Central Braintree - 8

Halstead East and Colnes - 8

Witham South, Hatfield Peverel and White Notley - 7

Steeple Bumpstead and Great Yeldham - 7

Bocking - 7

Hedingham, Gosfield & Greenstead Green - 7

Panfield, Finchingfield and Bardfield - 5

Great Notley and Black Notley - 4

Bocking Churchstreet and Blackwater - 3